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Ronald “Iggy” Senchak North Carolina State University Winner of the Paper and Board Division Scholarship Iggy Senchak is a senior at North Carolina State University. He is majoring in chemical engineering and paper science and engineering and is pursuing a minor in business administration. Through co-ops and internships, Iggy has been able to gain work experience with multiple companies including WestRock, International Paper and Trinity Manufacturing.
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Kudos to D’Kayla Thomas , the 2021 TAPPI Environmental Division Douglas Barton Memorial Scholarship winner! D’Kayla is a sophomore at NCSU majoring in paper science and chemical engineering. She completed a co-op with WestRock in Charleston, SC where she worked hands-on projects and lab work in research and development. Keep it up, D’Kayla! #NCSU #TAPPIEnvironmentalDivision  #TAPPIScholarships https://www.tappi.org/education/college-and-university-programs/scholarship-overview/2021-tappi-scholarship-winners/dkayla-thomas/
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In today’s day and age, technology and the internet have taken over all activities, making lives more convenient and access to services are faster and more efficient. Today, we can purchase products and services from people far across, with geographical boundaries being the least of our concerns.   Websites are the new way of interaction and rather a great platform to talk about a brand, product, service, or sharing any relevant information. If you have a website and want to land higher sales, unlock a new business goal, then follow these tips to create more sales conversions.    Deploy more of what works   To create more traffic and subsequent ...
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Congratulations to @Lauren Cuddeback , winner of the 2021 TAPPI Coating and Graphic Arts Division’s Robert W. Hagemeyer Scholarship!  Lauren Cuddeback Western Michigan University Winner of the Coating and Graphic Arts Division Robert W. Hagemeyer Scholarship Lauren Cuddeback is a senior at Western Michigan University (WMU) studying paper engineering. During her time at Western, she has served on the WMU TAPPI Student Chapter (Ts'ai Lun) Board as secretary and has been elected as president for the 2021-2022 academic year. During her time on the Board, she has coordinated events like trivia night, field trips, a sled design competition, and Galentines ...
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The benefit of running an e-commerce business is being your own boss and making your own rules. However, when it comes to establishing an e-commerce business, there are certain key rules and regulations that you will have to adhere to, and we take a look at some.    Customer verification Cyber theft and consumers’ digital habits are prompting many e-commerce businesses to want ID verification as part of security and the consumer engagement process. Identity verification has become all-important for seamless purchasing experiences.  The ID Analyzer platform provides all businesses with a global identity verification solution that can be tailored ...
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Rosy Covarrubias is innovation director – Packaging at Buckman Laboratories in Memphis, Tn., specializing in sales, project management, marketing, technical service, and research and development. She began her career at Buckman in 1997 as a senior development specialist and has held roles of increasing responsibility ever since, including project leader, manager of product development, technology director, and product line manager. Prior to Buckman, Rosy worked for Papelera De Chihuahua S.A. De C.V., in Chihuahua, Mexico as a process engineer. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the Instituto Technologico de Chihuahua in Mexico, ...
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An in-depth reference and training guide on an often-overlooked area of the mill (March 30, 2021)   –   Written for entry-level and operating engineers who are new to the industry,   Lime Kilns and Recausticizing : The Forgotten Part of a Kraft Mill   serves as a training resource, and as an in-depth reference guide and refresher for more seasoned engineers in this area of the mill that is often overlooked in most textbooks. This new resource reviews the entire kraft chemical recovery cycle, as well as lime kiln chemistry, and includes 11 chapters dedicated to all areas of the kiln, both process and mechanical. It covers recausticizing chemistry, ...
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Spring is in the air, and so are the savings in the TAPPI Press Bookstore! For the month of April, take advantage of the TAPPI Press Spring Savings Event and save 25% on all TAPPI Press publications. Simply enter promo code   APRIL25   at check out. This is a great opportunity to restock your corporate or personal library with new releases like: Lime Kilns and Recausticizing: The Forgotten Part of the Kraft Mill —just released! Make Paper Products Stand Out Film Extrusion Manual, Third Edition Black Liquor Evaporation Kraft Recovery Boilers, Third Edition Guidelines for the Safe Assessment and Operation of Yankee Dryers. ...
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Nikolai DeMartini  is an Assistant Professor and an NSERC  Industrial Research Chair in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto. He helps run the industrial consortium, Effective Energy and Chemical Recovery in Pulp and Paper Mills. His research is focused on process chemistry in chemical recovery and renewable energy. Prior to joining U of T, he worked as a senior researcher at Åbo Akademi University at the Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry focusing on black liquor and biomass combustion and at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology (IPST) at Georgia Tech, where his research focused on scaling in ...
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Each year, TAPPI recognizes scientific achievement, outstanding leadership, professional excellence, and service to the industry and its communities. These awards do more than honor the achievements of those receiving them—they remind us of the qualities shared by TAPPI members. Meet the winners of TAPPI’s 2021 Board level awards—the association’s highest honors. Benjamin Frank, Ph.D.,   Director-Materials Research and Innovation, Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) has been named winner of the prestigious   Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal Award . Dr. Frank is recognized as one of the most prolific contributors in the North American containerboard/corrugated ...
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Emma Smith University of Maine Engineering Division Charles B. Tibbits Memorial Scholarship Emma Smith is a junior at the University of Maine. She is studying Chemical Engineering with the intent to obtain a certificate in Pulp and Paper Management. She is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt, a certification which she obtained through the University of Maine in 2019. Emma is a member of UMaine’s TAPPI/PIMA chapter and is active with the university’s AIChE student chapter, even serving a term as the group’s vice president. In 2019, Emma planned, fundraised, and attended a two-week pulp and paper research expedition in Austria and Germany with 11 of ...
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We congratulate  Madeline LaBouf , a sophomore at  Miami University  for winning a  #PaperandBoard  Division scholarship. Madeline is majoring in  #Chemicalengineering  and minoring in  #PaperEngineering  and  #ProcessControl . In both the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 academic years, she was presented with the Tau Beta Pi "Top Ten in the College of Engineering" award. Madeline is involved as a member of  #TAPPI  and a running club. She is also a research assistant for one of her Paper Science professors. This summer, she was a Process Control Intern at  Domtar 's Johnsonburg Mill. Madeline hopes to become a Process Control Engineer in the Paper ...
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Wallace Layman , a sophomore at North Carolina State University (NCSU), has been awarded the TAPPI Corrugated Division Mitsubishi Scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year. He is on track to graduate in May 2024 with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Paper Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering. Having completed his first year in the paper program at NCSU, Layman maintained a 4.0 GPA and was an active member of the school’s TAPPI student chapter . Great job, Wallace! TAPPI is accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 academic year through February 15, 2021. Apply now at www.tappi.org/scholarships #NCSU; #TAPPICorrugatedDivision; ...
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Congratulations to Brandon Sanchez , junior at North Carolina State University (@NCSU) for being awarded the John O. Telesca Engineering Scholarship from TAPPI’s Corrugated Packaging Division as well as a scholarship from the Process and Product Quality Division.   Brandon is completing a double major in Pulp Science Engineering and Chemical Engineering an active member of the NCSU TAPPI Student chapter. TAPPI is accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 academic year through February 15, 2021. Apply now at www.tappi.org/scholarships   #NCSU; #TAPPICorrugatedDivision; #TAPPI #TAPPIScholarships #TAPPIP&PQ
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Congratulations to Martin Sanderson , the winner of Terry S. Paulson Memorial Scholarship awarded by TAPPI’s Corrugated Division. Martin is in the process of completing his degree in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Paper Science and Process Control at Miami University in Ohio. As part of his learning experience, Martin also participated in a process engineering co-op at Green Bay Packaging over the course of seven months. Great job, Martin! TAPPI is accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 academic year through February 15, 2021. Apply now at www.tappi.org/scholarships #miamiuniversity #TAPPI #TAPPICorrugatedDivision #TAPPIScholarships ...
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Kudos to Jessica Tocco , the winner of the TAPPI Coating and Graphic Arts Division’s Robert W. Hagemeyer Scholarship for 2020! Jessica is a junior at Western Michigan University  (WMU) studying Paper and Chemical Engineering. She is a member of WMU's TAPPI Ts'ai Lun Student Chapter and currently serves on its board as the Special Event Director. Jessica is also a representative on the Student Sustainability Grant Allocations Committee and plays club and intramural sports. Congratulation Jessica! TAPPI is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. Apply now at www.tappi.org/scholarships   _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ...
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Congratulations to NCSU junior @Matthew Klassa for being named as the 2020 recipient of the William L. Cullison Scholarship, TAPPI’s top scholarship. He is a dual degree student, majoring in Paper Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering with a minor in Cross-Disciplinary Leadership Studies. Matthew gained work experience in the industry with Domtar Paper at their Plymouth, NC facility and interned with International Paper in Newport, Ind. He is also a proud member of the NC State TAPPI student chapter , and serves as the chapter’s Programs Chair, handling company dinners and panels.  In addition to the Cullison Scholarship, Matthew was also ...
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Want to learn the various aspects of data governance and its key viewpoints? Look no further. The  “Data Governance as the Backbone for Data Value” webinar held on Tuesday, October 27th 2PM – 3PM EST will cover how to ensure that the data you plan to use to make enterprise-level business decisions is reliable and complete. The ability for companies to gain access to the data they want to use is reliant on technology, but the larger opportunity is around putting good data governance practices into place.   Webinar attendance is free and open to everyone, but registration is required. Reserve your space today! Meet Presenter:  Mariana Sandin (TAPPI ...
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Are you looking to learn strategies to achieve higher water efficiency? Register today for TAPPI's free webinar “ Paper Machine Water Efficiency” webinar held on Thursday, October 22 nd 12PM – 1PM EST. This webinar will examine water use on paper machines and its importance through optimization.  Webinar attendance is free and open to everyone, but registration is required. Reserve your space today! Learning Outcomes Upon satisfactory completion of this seminar, participants should be able to: 1) Identify the value of water 2) Conceive methods to use water more efficiently Meet Presenter:   John Neun   Registered Professional ...
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Check out our new Podcast Series: Paper360 Better Together, a monthly series brought to you by Paper360. This episode features an interview with   Matt Ellhardt, Vice President, Global Sales, Fisher International.   Mr.Ellhardt shared his thoughts on the ripple effect the pandemic is having on the paper and tissue market, its impact on away from home (AFH), at home (AH), and communications paper products and how the industry is adapting to the work from home (WFH) shift. He talks about current market uncertainties, scenario planning, driving decisions using data, and also the role of the industry as an integral part of the circular economy and sustainably ...
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